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Titanfall's matchmaking improvements go live

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Last week, Titanfall developer Respawn Entertainment introduced an "Improved Matchmaking (Beta)" playlist that applied changes to the game's matchmaking system. You may have noticed that last night the playlist was no longer available in the menu. That's because the improvements have now officially been applied to certain modes in Titanfall.

"Thanks to everyone who played in our Improved Matchmaking Beta during the last week," Respawn said last night. "As of tonight you'll notice that option is no longer in the menu. We've updated Attrition and Hardpoints modes (non-Campaign) with improved matchmaking, so you'll be playing it automatically."

As a reminder, here are the improvements that have been applied to matchmaking in Titanfall:

1. Searching for teammates and opponents will now sometimes take more time to look for players that are a good skill level match, rather than purely prioritizing speed over quality. This will give us more time to build better teams and create closer games that are worth staying in for a longer period of time.

2. Rather than playing against the same opponents over and over, the game will periodically split the teams apart and search for new opponents for each team. This means if one team is dominating, we will update the skill for all of the players and then find each team a better suited match for the next round. Did you lose to a really great team? We'll make them disappear and replace them with a new opposing team - and they will have no idea that you just got your butts kicked. This should end some of the frustration with playing for extended periods when you're having an off night.

As of right now, the new matchmaking only applies to Attrition and Hardpoint. Other game modes like Last TItan Standing, Pilot Hunter, and Capture the Flag will receive the update at a later date.

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